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Neurotically Yours by Bonnie Trachtenberg

Genre: Romantic Comedy Fiction

“A perfect tale of love, loss and the dating game…”


 Synopsis: Smart, attractive, and ambitious, thirty-seven-year-old Dara Harrison is, nonetheless, still single—and on sabbatical from dating. Ironically Los Angeles’ most renowned relationship advice columnist, Dara has become a Southland sensation with her “tell-it-like-it-is” approach to the mating game.Parlaying her success into a new business, Dara launches a revolutionary dating service geared for the perennially single and romantically challenged. Its no-holds-barred theme soon makes the company a roaring success, even catapulting Dara onto the national talk show scene—until, of course, it all backfires.

JB at Brook Cottage Books recently read Neurotically Yours and this is an excerpt from her review: “Neurotically Yours is one of those books that will have you thinking about the cast for the movie that this book is crying out to be made into. It’s a fun romantic comedy with some hilarious moments. I have to say there was one particular scene that had me rolling about laughing. I’ll not spoil it for you but suffice to say I was shouting, ‘Get them off!’ Bonnie Trachtenberg has created such an array of wonderfully endearing characters that help to develop the plot and make this book so enjoyable. I defy anyone not to like this book. I didn’t move off the sofa until I finished it.”

Read the whole review at Brook Cottage Books

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A Shadow in the Past by Melanie Robertson King

Genre: Timeslip Fiction

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLV

 “When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…” A-Shadow-in-the-Past-by-Melanie-Robertson-King-194x300

Synopsis: When nineteen year old Sarah Shand finds herself in Victorian Era Aberdeenshire, Scotland, she has no idea how she got there. Her last memory is of being at the stone circle on the family farm in the year 2010. Despite having difficulty coming to terms with her situation, Sarah quickly learns she must keep her true identity a secret. Still, she feels stifled by the Victorians’ confining social practices, including arranged marriages between wealthy and influential families, confronts them head on When Sarah realizes she has fallen in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, she faces an agonizing decision. Does she try to find her way back to 2010 or remain in the past with the man she loves?

Heidi at Cosmochicklitian recently read A Shadow in the Past and this is an excerpt from her review: “Sarah Shand bizarrely finds herself catapulted into the past. She has to watch every word she says and every gesture she makes, as enemies want to admit her to a lunatic asylum for “knowing” too much. She soon becomes attracted to Robert Robertson (Laird of Weetshill). Will she find a way back to the present or will she stay forever in the past? I thought the storyline was quite unique and interesting to follow. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for Sarah to suddenly be trapped in the wrong century. I especially liked the little “snippets” from ancient Scotland that Melanie mentioned. I never knew that being left-handed was seen as a devilish gesture. I thought that the slightly depressing and sinister atmosphere was extremely well conveyed throughout the whole book.”


Read the whole review at Cosmochicklitian

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The United State of Love by Sue Fortin

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

 When the past and present collide, love is the casualty.” USoL-Final

Synopsis: Since splitting from her husband, single mum Anna Barnes is enjoying her new found freedom and independence. Now she can concentrate on looking after her teenage son and building up her career. However, she didn’t bank on working for Tex Garcia. The gorgeous American chef is getting the locals hot under the collar and not just because of his culinary prowess!

Charlotte at recently read The United State of Love and this is an excerpt from her review: “United State of Love is one of those reads that instantly sucks you into the story. Beginning on an interesting note, designed to pique a reader’s interest, the basis of the story is laid out pretty quickly with characters you want to know more about. Fortin weaves the story in and out of emotional minefields and allows the characters to face their inner demons. This is a great little read with well thought out characters, solid plot and interesting backstory, all the ingredients for a tasty treat.”

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Warrant For Love by Sheryl Browne

Genre: Romantic Comedy Fiction

Publisher: Safkhet Publishing

 “If she’s to keep her son in PS3s, Leanne needs a lodger…”


Synopsis: Leanne Curtis has shared more than her heart and her home with her womanising man. She’s shared her pin number. The scales are peeled painfully from her eyes when she spots female footprints on the inside windscreen of his car. Devastated, Leanne storms off into the night. He wasn’t going to pay her back when he sold his flat, his bolthole, his shag-pad, probably, the absolute…! Shivering on a street corner, Leanne comes up with a survival plan. She’s no choice. If she’s to keep her son in PS3s, Leanne needs a lodger. Brought up in care, Police Constable Paul Davis doesn’t communicate well. On duty, he’s gloomily contemplating his impending divorce. His wife sleeping with his sergeant is not helping his morose mood. His sergeant has a history, and Paul needs to find somewhere decent to live in order to gain custody of his son, fast. And to keep his job. With a focus on romance with police officers, Warrant for Love appeals to all readers who love our boys in blue.

Nikki at Books4U recently read Warrant for Love and this is an excerpt from her review: “This is a fantastic romantic comedy with a superb supporting cast. The book focuses on three different couples and their relationship and the ups and downs that arise from being romantically involved. All the couples in the story have interesting stories to tell. I really enjoyed reading this book and I shall look forward to reading more books by Sheryl Browne.”


Read the whole review at Books4U

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The Restaurant at The Mill by Linn B Halton

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

                 “Six very different stories, six couples linked by The Restaurant @ The Mill…”

 The Restaurant @ The Mill

Synposis: Age, relationships, and careers -we are all unique. Yet beneath the exterior facade we choose to show to the world at large, what do we have in common? The things we bury deep inside the worries and fears we are unable to verbalize, and the hand fate takes in our lives is a common thread. Sometimes we fail to recognize in each other that innermost struggle on the path to true love. As the restaurant thrives the atmosphere is alive with conversation, snapshots of lives unfolding, each one a personal journey.

Kim ‘The Bookworm’ Nash recently read The Restaurant at The Mill and this is an excerpt from her review: “A beautifully warm and cosy book which was completely adorable. Six very different relationships come together with the common link being that they either dine or work at The Restaurant at the Mill. Linn threw in quite a few very unexpected surprises and links along the way which kept the plot fresh and kept your interest peaked. The characters are wonderfully created and I could picture both the exterior location and the interior look of the Mill and was quite tempted at one point to actually ring the restaurant and book myself a table as I could picture this beautiful setting, cosy atmosphere and wonderful people and I just wanted to dine in this place and be part of the cast. Linn is an author who makes it easy for a reader to create pictures of people and places in their minds, making you feel part of the story somehow or as if you are just sitting on the sidelines watching in.”


Read the whole review at Kim the Bookworm

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